Ain Zaatout

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Ain Zaatout (Arabic: عين زعطوط‎) is the administrative name of a mountainous village in north east Algeria, called Ah Frah in the local Shawi dialect, and Beni Farah (sometimes spelled Beni Ferah) (Arabic: بني فرح‎) in Arabic.

Aïn Zaatout
Commune and town
Country Algeria
ProvinceBiskra Province
DistrictEl Kantara District
 • Total2,230
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Sky view of ain zaatout
Sky view of ain zaatout

It is located at 35.14° North, 5.83° East, at the southern edge of the Saharan Atlas between the provinces of Batna and Biskra. The region is largely rocky with an average altitude of more than 900 metres (2,953 feet) above sea level.

Ain Zaatout has an estimated population of around 5,000 composed of Farhi people, Muslim Berbers speaking a distinctive variant of the Shawi dialect used in the Aurès.


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